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    MARIAGE FRÈRES

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    Mariage Frères

    30, rue du Bourg-Tibourg (4th Arr.)

    Paris

    (33) 01-42-72-28-11 | www.mariagefreres.com

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    • CUISINE

      Tearoom
    • HOURS

      Daily: Lunch: 12:00pm-3:00pm; Salon de The: 3:00pm-7:00pm; Tea Emporium and Museum: 10:00am-7:30pm
    • BEST FOR

      Afternoon tea; lunch
    • RESERVATIONS

      Suggested
    • BAR

      No
    • YEAR OPENED

      1854 (renovated in 1986)
    • PRICE (POT OF TEA; AFTERNOON TEA; PASTRIES AND DESSERTS)

      EUR 10+; EUR 18-34; EUR 9-15
    • NOISE

      Quiet/Medium
    • FAMOUS PLATES

      Tea; pastries and desserts
    • DRINKS AND WINE

      Specialty teas; fruit juices
    • # OF SEATS

      50-75
    • OUTDOOR DINING?

      No
    • PRIVATE ROOM AVAILABLE?

      No
    • METRO

      Hotel de Ville; Saint-Paul
    Mariage Freres

    VIBE

    This elegant tea salon started by the Mariage brothers (or frères, if you will) in the 19th century transports its guests to the heady colonial days when tea was an exotic commodity harvested in distant lands via its colonial-style ambiance (think wicker furniture, potted palms, and mysterious tea canisters crammed onto antique shelves). Following the complicated rules of the French “Art du Thé” (infusion time and temperature are key here), the house of Mariage offers delicately infused brews from some of the world’s most prestigious tea plantations, all served by knowledgeable waiters in spotless white jackets. For those who like to nibble as they sip, there’s a menu of lunchtime light bites and afternoon cakes and pastries.

    CROWD

    A mixture of tea snobs, well-heeled locals, and tourists.

    WHAT WE WOULD WEAR

    An effortlessly elegant yet casual look.

    GO HERE WITH

    Tea aficionados; friends; your mom; yourself

    WHY WE LIKE IT

    It’s a lovely, atmospheric spot for an afternoon tea snack or light lunch. We like browsing the attached tea boutique for souvenirs afterwards.

    WHAT WE WOULD CHANGE

    Meals are only served until 3:00pm, and the space is pretty cramped.

    GOOD TO KNOW

    There’s a museum of tea (displaying antique tea containers, paraphernalia, etc.) and a nifty tea boutique attached. Mariage Frères also has outlets in department stores Printemps, Bon Marché, and Galeries Lafayette.

    OTHER LOCATIONS

    Carrousel du Louvre - 1st Arr. (Paris); Rue des Grands-Augustins - 6th Arr. (Paris); Saint-Honoré - 8th Arr. (Paris); Madeleine - 8th Arr. (Paris); Le Chesnay; Vélizy; Lille; Lyon; Marseille; Toulon; various locations in Germany and Japan

    CLOSEST COMPS

    Ladurée (Paris); Angelina (Paris)


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